Lyn Farmer is a James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer, WSET Educator, festival director, arts ambassador and public speaker. 

His mission? Engaging the Senses - One Glass, One Bite, One Image, One Experience at a time. It's time to taste your world...

It's time to make a plan! Become an activist-taster and hone your skills to enhance your appreciation of wine!  In addition to our WSET courses, Fine Vintage's fantastic Fine Vintage Sensory Masterclass is offered in mid-December in Chicago. This is a terrific adjunct to your WSET Courses and will give you a dramatic advantage in wine tasting, as well as increasing your skills at communicating what you taste. In short, we have some great additions to the wonderful WSET Course program.

Life is a communal experience and wine, food, art and travel are best appreciated when they are shared. Lyn shares his ideas in both public and trade presentations, speeches, seminars and, of course, Lyn's blog, Engaging the Senses. This is a continuing reflection on how the good things in life can propel our interaction with the wider world. Wine, food, performing arts, visual arts and travel all intersect to provide a rich and fulfilling (not to mention tasty) life experience. That experience is available for sharing - you won't go hungry or thirsty here!


Lyn is a passionate advocate of wine education and teaches WSET courses for Fine Vintage, Ltd, North America's leading provider of WSET wine education. WSET is the most respected source of wine education and there is sure to be a class of interest here regardless of your level of wine experience. Join us - we have a full range of classes coming up in Miami, Chicago, Boston, New York and Atlanta during the winter and spring. For a complete list of all the courses I teach, check the Wine Courses page for details or to get some additional ideas, ask, “Why Take a Wine Class?

Vision is an important part of engaging the senses as both a means of expression and a key to recollection. These photo galleries are compiled from my  extensive work as a travel photographer.  Here are small collections of some of my favorite photos over a few years of tasting, teaching and travel. This collection also includes a selection of past print articles and an archive of tasting notes. Come - let's stroll ancient landscapes, walk through some vineyards, taste some wine and drink in our surroundings.

Upcoming Events With Lyn

Lyn leads many presentations, tastings and classes - here are some upcoming events that link to longer posts and more details. To see events for the next few months, visit the Events Page on the website